The Politics of Marine Biodiversity Data
Global and National Policies and Practices of Monitoring the Oceans
An ERC Project
MARIPOLDATA is a research project funded by the European Research Council from November 2018 to October 2023. The MARIPOLDATA research team develops and applies a new interdisciplinary and multi-scale approach to study new forms of power at the intersection between science, policy and politics.
Marine biodiversity science is central for current efforts to establish a new treaty for the protection and sustainable use of marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ). However, for a long time, a lack of scientific knowledge on the ocean was conceived as the main challenge for advancing efforts to protect ocean ecosystems. Nowadays the field […]
Die Zukunft der marinen Artenvielfalt ist ungewiss und wird derzeit diskutiert. Das MARIPOLDATA Projekt untersucht die Verhandlungen über ein neues, internationales Abkommen, um herauszufinden, wie Macht und Wissenschaft in der internationalen Umweltpolitik zusammenspielen. Steigendes wirtschaftliches Interesse an Meeresressourcen, fortschreitende Technologie und Digitalisierung, neue Erkenntnisse über die Tiefsee sowie Umweltauswirkungen auf marine Artenvielfalt und Ökosysteme zeigen […]
This paper reviews the early history of IPBES and focuses on epistemic choices that occurred early on in its establishment and assessment work.
Read the paper here.
This forum piece discusses why multilateral spaces are key ‘sites’ for studying struggles over environmental knowledge and how Collaborative Event Ethnography (CEE) can open up new avenues for Critical Policy Studies.
Read the forum piece here.
Application deadline July 6, 2020
The post holder based in the Department of Political Science, who will collaborate with colleagues in all departments and faculties involved in the research platform, will be expected to develop a research project related to digital and material commons, understood as a particular form of collaborative governance of shared resources.
More information about the vacancy here.
Das Meer. Ort der Sehnsucht, Ort der Gesetzlosigkeit
June 2-4, 2020
When we think of the sea, we think of the immensity, the rumbling and roaring, the freedom and eventually the holidays. It has always symbolized the unknown – even today, parts of the ocean depths have not been explored.
Government Policies in Plastic Pollution
May 25, 2020
The Plastic Shift is a team of students researching several aspects of global plastic pollution and developing awareness videos on youtube.
Ina shared insights on marine plastic pollution, government politics on the global level, and further solutions to tackle this problem-hopefully at its source.
This project has received funding from the European ResearchCouncil ( ERC) under the European Union´s [Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme] ( grant agreement No 804599 – MARIPOLDATA – ERC-2018-STG )